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Your Entrepreneurial Ventures
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Your Entrepreneurial Ventures

What is your version of an entrepreneur? I have always believed this to be someone who could come up with an idea and run with it. Someone who isn’t afraid what others may think about them, nor are they afraid to take risks.

Do you have any entrepreneurial qualities? Have you always been an entrepreneur or is this something you found out later in life? My entrepreneurial ventures started when I was 7. During summer vacations each year I would set up a kool-aid stand in the front yard; we lived just down the block from the city park, so our road did get a lot of traffic. I would then take this money and buy beads and wire from the local dime store. With these I made jewelry and sold them through out the year.

A few years down the road I became a park volunteer, I was in charge of activities for the kids at the park, mostly handicapped kids. I took the exact same thing I have been doing for years and had these kids help me make money. They loved it. I kept them busy selling kool-aid and making jewelry and I pretty much kept all the money.

You see this was something that I wanted to do, from what I know about entrepreneurialism this is what it is all about, making success out of something that you want to do. Just finding something that you love to do and doing it. You see I have never been one to just sit around and watch the tube, I get bored very easily, and I would rather be busy then bored.

Throughout my whole life I have always been helping others by helping myself; this has been something that I have leaned at a young age.

This is exactly what I want to touch on today, the importance of doing what you love.

With what is going on in the world today, it is more important now more then ever to start thinking about becoming an entrepreneur. Jobs are becoming more scarce, thanks to technology and more and more people are paying the price.

What are you passionate about? If you are having a hard time trying to figure this out, here is an exercise to help you get clarity.

The first thing you will want to do is to get yourself in a quiet state. It is a form of meditation, shut your mind off to everything around you, stop and take a break from the doing, think about nothing for about 10 minutes or so. Now give yourself an image, a thought about the end result you would like to achieve with your life. Now you will have clarity that this is so, this is a deliberate conscious effect that will work for you.

I get this kind of mindset from the book, The Power of Your Mind, By Joseph Murphy. This book was a gift from one of my first mentors and I have read and reread it many times. It gives you the tools you need to help you unlock the powers of your subconscious mind so you can identify all that you want in your life.

Take the first step towards entrepreneurialism, get a hold of this book and read it. Get your mindset in the right place, take action and never give up on your dream. Get passionate about something and follow through.


Street Talk

I added it to my list of books to read, thanks for the info!

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  about 9 years ago

Hi Shawn You are going to Love this book.. Congrats o taking action! Chery :)

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  about 9 years ago

Hi Rob I love your comment selling ice to a snowman so very true.... Thanks Chery :)

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  about 9 years ago

Yes a great article .. I have always said a passionate person of their own product will sell ice to a snowman, you sound as if you are on the correct track from an early age... so we don't need to worry about you starving... good work...

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  about 9 years ago

Good article with ideas that make sense. THanks.

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  about 9 years ago

Hi Cyanthia, thanks for leaving me a comment Chery :)

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  about 9 years ago

My pleasure. Enjoy learning more about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. Look forward to more from you!

  
  about 9 years ago
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